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of the damage left behind from monday's storms >> the rain is welcomed in maryland in the powerful storms that hit yesterday afternoon. >> damage was sporadic with trees down. thunderstorms ripped through yesterday afternoon, for those hit hardest. >> water pouring down. it was hell >> the water was running down. >> reporter: it wasn't the rain. >> you heard this big boom and it sounded like a cannon going off. but it wasn't a cannon going off, it was lightening hitting the tree and the tree falling. >> reporter: lines were still hot and they're urging people to treat any line as dangerous. lightning caused one house fire >> the smoke from the vent in the middle and all of a sudden the fire started and the corner and that was it >> trees and heavy limbs fell. but no reports of injuries >> as bad as it is, power went out, we are grateful that no one got hurt. >> reporter: they continue to restore power down from a high of 50 homes and businesses without electricity. >> stay with us for first-warning weather coverage. for updates and live radar, log onto wjz.com any time >>> a maryland gir
around maryland tonight, as the possibility of more rain lingers. a live look outside shows us a flash flood watch is set to go in effect in less than an hour for the baltimore area. wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. bob turk and bernadette woods are tracking live doppler radar. >> we do have the storms. all of that stuff is moving off to the east/northeast. and anywhere between 17 and 22 miles an hour. there you see a lot of activity, or all across allegheny and garrett county and neighboring counties. and across virginia and west virginia. west of washington, is headed for our region. one shower did fall right over ocean city there. there you see it just on the north of the delaware-maryland line. around the baltimore region. running away a little longer. probably maybe 6 to 7 to 8. because of the rain coming and the rain we just had yesterday, we have a flash flood watch in effect, which will go into effect at 6:00 tonight for the entire region. d.c. suburbs, through the baltimore region, up towards philadelphia, jersey, and the southern portions of pennsylvania as we
of the national urban league and a university of maryland professor were also honored. meanwhile, the maryland and first lady lead a domestic violence convention meeting in downtown baltimore. they discussed ways that states can solve problems regarding firearms, which often escalate domestic situations into debt situations. the first lady is particularly passionate about this issue after working as a state prosecutor. >> i see the horror in these cases and the sadness too that it affects the entire family. often this of violence occurs in front of children. >> they are working on increasing firearms safety, but also unfair treatment of domestic violence victims by the courts. >> the fda kicked off a two day meeting today, reviewing the safety of the diabetes drug avandia. there may be a risk of heart attack linked to the drug and it could be pulled from the market. we have the latest. >> this is not typical for an fda commissioner to address an advisory committee. >> the food and drug administration headpin's and typical head's appearance shows the seriousness of this meeting. the diabetes dr
to breaking news stories right now. first in bethesda, maryland a 7- year-old boy was rushed to the hospital after falling out of a window. it happened on wilmet road. rescuers tell us the boy fell from an unsecured second story window. he landed on the roof of a shed about eight feet down and rolled off and fell another 7 feet to the ground. he is expected to be okay. fire and rescue crews want to remind everyone out there do make sure all of your windows are secure. >>> in fairfax police and homicide detectives are investigating reports after human skull found in a ditch. police say they received a call about a person finding the skull at route 1 and furnace road in lorton. we have a crew heading to the scene. we'll bring you more details when we get them. >>> a developing story in prince george's county tonight. an armed suspect on the run ended up barricading himself inside an empty school bus holding police at bay for hours. tonight the or deal is finally over -- ordeal is finally over. wisdom martin is back with the new details. >> reporter: this started out as an attempted bank robber
crews are still working to restore power to thousands of maryland homes. about 116,000 homes in montgomery county, plus 20,000 in prince george's county are without electricity. another 1,000 homes are still awaiting for the ac to come back on in anne arundel county. >>> just hours ago at the start of the business day in london, bp announced tony hayward will be stepping down. the last day will be october the 1st. he will get a new job in russia and will be replaced by american robert dudley, a mississippi native who is in charge of the cleanup. at 6:30, bp will talk about how it has impacted the earnings. >>> another disappointing loss for the orioles. three home runs last night, including this one by jose bautista. the birds are now winless in 10 games against the blue jays. >>> the ravens top draft pick sergio kindle will miss all of training camp after falling down two flights of stairs. it's unclear whether he will get to play at all this season. the rookies reported yesterday. the defensive tackle showed up early, coming off of surgery on his chest. he said he's ready.
told you about a few moments ago in caroline county in maryland. that has been taken down. no tornado warning in caroline county as the storm system as we showed you has pushed into delaware. what you are seeing dehere, i will get a closer look at it. the counties in red is where we do continue to see a tornado warning that's in effect for t about another 15. and that's in kent county and central delaware and newcastle county in northern delaware. de there is your storm system. it rm slooks less impressive, b still tornado warning in effect until 7:15, efnot in maryland b in delaware. current conditions, we're delan seeing rain across the washington area. what we are gtonseeing is some misty conditions and a mix of clouds and some sun. 75 degrees is your current temperature. 84% humidity. winds out of r erthe southwest miles per hour. here is your forecast for today. mostly cloudy, showers and thunderstorms are likely. k it will be warm and humid. high about 87 and degrees. de that's a look at what is a happening with the weather. we we athave more coming up in a little bit. right no
and muggy weather all over maryland tonight. a live look outside. still lots of clouds lingering after a day of rain showers. wjz is live with first warning weather. bob turk and meteorologist bernadette woods tracking weather for us. >>> still a few showers around. not a whole lot. a few areas getting even one or two very small thundershowers. a little light rain from newark to elkton. and the galena area. and we found this one little thundershower just along the mason-dixon line, heading down toward manchester, to the east of westminster. and a few light showers from tois towson -- from towson to the jarrettsville area. and one little cell popped up in northern montgomery county. that's headed toward western howard county. we're still not done totally with the rain. most areas will be dry. but until probably 7:00, 8:00, we'll have a few of these showers. speaking of these showers, bernadette woods with a few of the rainfall amounts we've seen. >> just in this last round of rain, not even the one from two nights ago. these are the numbers we're seeing 2.69 inches in towson. columbia, 2 1/2
. >> it was extremely hot. >> reporter: now the maryland transit administration offers an olive branch to passengers who were on that train. the agency is giving out these vip passes. >> although they tried with some of the hot weather to back up and bus people around. >> reporter: the vip passengers are for passengers that were on the train that broke down in june but family and friends can also use them. the same day the nta is handing out vouchers who were stuck on that june train, a train is delayed to getting into penn station today. >> they have a line, but i don't see it's going to resolve. we are always having this issue. >> i think it's a good idea because people spend a lot of money. i spend about $14 a day on a round trip. >> reporter: to be eligible for this you have to have this submitted to the nta's office of the treasury by august 13th of this year. the voucher or vip pass is good till august 13, 2013. back to you vic. >> the nta is not saying how many of the vip passes they will give up. but more than a thousand passengers were on the train that broke down. >>> bp announced it is delayi
outside of his psz was injured. we know the state police are handling this. maryland police are the investigating agency. back to you on tv hill. >> thank you very much. >>> prayers for the safe return of a maryland teenager. 15-year-old emily kerstetter was on a mission to help those in need. mike hellgren is live at the teen's school, where he spoke with her friends and family. >> and that was successful surgery, denise. emily ker stetter could have stayed -- come home days before the attack. but she wanted to stay and help people. some just inches away from her were killed. and her classmates here offered a heartfelt message this afternoon. [ singing ] ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: a show of faith and support as friends and classmates of 16-year-old emily kerstetter prayed for her recovery. >> reporter: she was injured in a terrorist bombing in uganda, where she was doing missionary work. >> she has extensive wounds throughout both lower extremities. and her upper extremity. but she is a tough woman. and she's a fighter. >> reporter: in a blog, the friends who also survived
-related deaths in maryland. one victim died this week in baltimore city. the other died in june. both were elderly and had underlying medical conditions. they were found in homes without air conditioning. that brings the total of heat- related deaths this year to 10. >>> meanwhile, the summer's hot temperatures are bringing big trouble across the state. about two-thirds of maryland are in an agricultural drought declaration. they are described as moderate drought to abnormally dry. let's look live outside right now. and looking at the big flags on federal hill. and you can see the drivers outside today. and i don't know about rain. let's go to the weather center now. bob turk is tracking live doppler radar. bob? >> we have showers around. not anything in the baltimore region. east of us, and west of us, right now, we're kind of caught in between. but looks like things will be improving tonight and tomorrow. a few showers over the eastern shore. a little down around the salisbury. not a whole lot. but the bulk of the activity going on out west. region. that's where the bulk of our rain woul
's going on here in western maryland. lower to mid-70s, 73 towards andrews. brandywine, 74 and out there in sterling. "9 news" forecast, cloud cover for the manty of the day, helping to keep the temperatures down once again. we'll take it. 77 by 9:00. 78 by noon. a complete forecast in 15 minutes. right now, traffic. >>> good wednesday morning to you. here's the latest on the outer loop on georgia avenue. all of your lanes are getting by. there is quite the congestion. jammed from 95 to georgia avenue and on the inner loop, we are getting word of a dump truck near cedar lane. you might be expecting a few delay around that area as well. >> moving to police activity we have been tracking. more lanes are opening up at the intersection of randolph, obviously, the police investigation continues. >> next, let's take you to mcarthur boulevard. follow the detour, andre andrea. kristin fisher joins us from dupont circle where metro riders are feeling frustrated. are we seeing any improvement? >> we are seeing some improvement. two of the up escalators working metro said it will likely be la
. around the eastern shore it's in the mid-70s mountains of of western maryland, mid-60s this morning. over the past 12 hours, we had the showers passing mainly to the south of washington and those are pulling away. there are still a few lingering showers in northeastern maryland moving to the east. we have another disturbance approaching us later today that may bring us late afternoon and early evening thunderstorms. before that it should be partly cloudy with highs reaching the mid-90s today. remaining steamy tonight and tomorrow. during the day on wednesday, morning lows mid-70s afternoons again into the mid to low 90s. then lower humidity ought move am briefly. highs in the mid-90s both days. >> it's looking pretty good as we get going here. along the 95 corridor, right now fredericksburg all the way up to the beltway and 395, should find all lanes open. let's head to the american legion bridge. authorities are dealing with an accident on the outer loop. single car accident. somebody smacked into the jersey wall. fire and rescue crews are on the scene. volume is so light it's not creati
at 6, why whoever is responsible might find it difficult to sell these things in maryland. >> awarding tonight from b.g.e.. customers should brace themselves for some big power bills ahead. they say the extreme heat we had read -- we had during june and this month ricled to extremely h power usage. some may find usage doubled over the past two months. >> it was a great day on wall street today. stocks surged on strong earnings reports from at&t, caterpillar, microsoft, and other companies. the dow jones closed up 201 points, the s&p finished up 24 points on the day. all the news is not good. recent survey finds that 62% of americans believe the economy has yet to hit bottom. new government figures show the country's economy may be slowing once again. >> at a recent job fair for a south carolina bmw plant, hundreds of hopeful applicants waited in search of work. >> i think job options are still good. everyone is not going to qualify. >> key indicators show the nation's economy is recovering at a slower pace than expected. first-time jobless claims jumped last week to the highest since f
sales reports. what you need to know. >> have you seen all the obama stimulus sign as long maryland highways? don't speed on any highway where you see that sign. two viewers have contacted me to say they were pulled over for speeding on a road with the science posted. one was in eastern ohio, the other further out west. they say the fine was doubled because it's officially a construction zone even though there were no barrels anywhere in sight. be careful on those roads. >>> bad news for retailers could be good news for your wallet. they will have to cut prices to move things. the government said retail sales post aid surprise drop in june as consumers worried about jobs and the economy. they say stores will have to cut prices more the next few weeks. >>> here is something that may get to you buy a kindl. a price war. border has just launched its bookstore trying to catch up with the competition . it has more than 1.5 million title, thousands of free book and is available on several different formats. they hope to get 17% of the electronic market. >>> the competition some mean autho
, in montgomery county, maryland. >> i heard you got advanced warning in your house? >> reporter: i don't know if this is common or not. but about five minutes before the thing happened, the dog, he went nuts. began whimpering and complaining. not barking. but was very, very upset about something. thought wanted to go outside. we got to the front door and he didn't move. maybe he knew what was coming. >> maybe he did. but in my house, that could mean anything. okay. john donvan, thanks very much. >> glad to hear there were no injuries. >>> now, let's go to matt gutman, in buras, louisiana. has the latest on what's going on in the gulf. good news. promising news. >> reporter: good morning, robin. sealed for now. this is the home run that bp had been hoping for. its first major success. it's not game over yet. this is a temporary fix. we're learning that the pressure readings inside the well are not nearly as high as scientists would like them to be. nearly 18 hours in. and it's holding. this colossal cork called the stacking cap, plugging oil. shooting up with a force of 70 fire hoses. 3 months
? >> i didn't know we could have quakes in maryland. yeah, again. really what else is going to happen? we aren't even out of the woods yet. who knows. might want to bring our tornado gear. maybe that's next. >> reporter: keep our fingers crossed for the next 36 your hours. all this rain led to a redo on the inside. the dry wall was soaked before the roof was put on. >> to tear the dry wall and redo it. that's now done. >> reporter: volunteers are relentless. some of them working a full day and then heading to the home. >> you all come together and work for one common goal this is what happens. >> reporter: we got one quick peek at what's on the inside this cabinet looks like it'll go in the kitchen. anyone who has seen the rest is tight lipped. >> we were putting furniture together and also helping to some inside stuff that we can't talk about. >> reporter: we will see the emotions of seven young girl on sunday. >> you walk in and -- opens so many doors for them. >> reporter: something to look forward to. there is still a call for volunteers. here is what they need. people who can do
, maryland. police are still investigating this accident. no word on the condition of the two injured passengers. >>> road maintenance over northern virginia has reached a critical point. those are the words of fairfax county officials pushing for more funding from the state. county board chair sent a letter to virginia senator yesterday. he's the majority leader and also a democrat from fairfax county. she said the roads have fallen into disrepair, potholes unfixed. grass unmowed. she said fairfax county will receive less than two grand for secondary road construction over the next two years. >>> metro will fix two broken he le be -- escalatorses. riders have been huffing up and down those 120 steps. the work is a slow process because some parts are no longer availab available. >>> if you're traveling on metro. add extra time. work on the red, yellow and blue lines. new york avenue and brentwood station on the red line. delays between shady grove and twin brook on the blue line delays will be between braddock and van dorn and between brad don't and huntington station on the yellow li
graduated from and worked at the university of maryland. friends say she he can sold at all of -- excelled at all of that. but that wasn't what she loved most. >> family was the center of her life. she loved those two girls. >> reporter: she and her husband adopted the girls. they gave her son a gift that meant more than any other. >> when he was a newborn, she gave me a cotton blanket that belonged to sophie that was something sophie loved a great deal. she came over, gave me sophie's favorite blanket as a gift. and that meant a tremendous amount to me because it was her child's favorite blanket and she gave that to me. >> she was very generous? >> very generous, very kind, and she was a good person. >> very supportive lady. very intelligent. i'll certainly miss her. >> reporter: her 64-year-old mother was with her and was taken to the hospital. her physical condition is improving. of course, emotional recovery for the family will take a very long time. >> our thoughts and prayers are with them tonight. thank you. >>> severe storms c
in maryland, her teachers are playing for her quick recovery and safe return. >> and the vigil is here in the chapel. >>> thank you, mike. stay with wjz-13 for complete coverage. we'll have the latest on her condition and the family, friends and classmates. >>> bp has hit another snag. and there's a life look at the oil pouring into the gulf for 85 days now. you can't see much from this angle. bp is planning on choking the hold and the engineers will analyze what's to come. here's the latest from the gulf coast. >> reporter: bp isn't certain that the ruptured well can stand a rise in pressure on the new cap. >> the thing that we don't know is exactly what the integrity of the well is. >> reporter: bp delayed the tests while the scientists collect day day. they hope to trap the wells and then, a submarine will put on a choke line. the oil could spew from somewhere else in the well. for the calm could be a fix, but the permanent fix is a relief well. they halted the tests for 48 hours while they're testing. the residents are waiting for months were pb to finish. >> i wish they would get
. metro reports no damage or impact from the quake, and the maryland state highway administration and montgomery county department of transportation have no reports of any damage to the roadways. crews from maryland and the district are inspecting some of the areas older bridges this evening. they are checking to see whether there is any damage from the earthquake, and so far no reports of any problem. more thorough inspections are expected later on. >> many were caught off guard by the quake and while it may not happen often it is a good idea to be prepared because at we know you don't have to be on the west coast to feel a tremble. >> it is a good idea to have an emergency bag. in mine i have a battery operated radio, a flash light, first aid kit, some water and a lot of folks say bring some food to last a couple of days. >> stock up with canned goods and water. a fire extinguisher is a good idea. >> more advice from friends on the west coast is keep slippers or flip flops by your bed so you don't step onbreak broken glam talk to your children so they know what to expect and the
's about 12:30 this morning. maryland state police a dump struck driver was standing on his truck reachen to get something when another defer truck backed up hit the truck's other door and crushed the victim. >>> in d.c. police are investigating a deadly shooting, the sick one this month in the same neighborhood. a man was found shot to death last nigh. police have not released the victim's name and have not made any arrests at this point. it was less than two weeks ago when college freshman and former capitol hill hopkins was shot and killed. a man was arrested in connection with that shooting. >>> police investigating the murder of northern virginia teenager are now looking over some possible new clues. she was found dead in her car more than two weeks ago. the car was at the fairfax plaza shopping center at about 3:00. a few minutes later she updated her facebook page to say she landed work. call me fran dresser, i'm a nanny. she was found dead behind the wheel just ten minutes after that. >> the day she died she was interviewing with a family that mutual friend of hours had suggested
of water main breaks in did d.c., maryland and virginia that has left many with limited water service in the heat wave. the latest break happened in it arlington around 10:00 this morning at the intersection of second street and courthouse road. it left several customers in the immediate area without water. traffic has also been slowed. crews were hoping to have the pipes fixed by early this evening, but they say problems with the pipe valves could hold up those repairs. >>> repairs have wrapped up on a main located in the 2700 block 6 pennsylvania avenue. it left 200 customers without water this morning including a nearby firehouse. the pipe is now fixed and water has been restored to the area. >>> there is a chance of thunderstorms tonight and a possible wet weekend, too. >> veronica johnson is standing by and tells us what we can expect as we head right into the weekend. >> i don't think we'll have any widespread severe weather across the area, but we could have one or two cells that put down high winds through the area. and of course we need the rain. so we'll take it in the form
, 47% to 46%. tom fitzgerald has been looking at the numbers. maryland is a solid democratic state. how did ehrlich make the race so close. >> he has had help in the form of a sluggish economy and slug i iish economic recovery. only 11% of the marylanders in the poll said the economy is good. 44% said it is bad and that's not good for o'malley. he's trying to make the case he steered the ship through rough waters but when you look at this, many voters think the waters haven't calmed at they m switching back to the old captain, and that of course is ehrlich. >> how is o'malley campaign responding to this today? >> you don't want to make too much of the number. ehrlich is in the lead for the first time but it is still a dead heat in the race. so the campaign was active. the governor appeared outside of theist's house with area union leaders who voice support for the election. and they launched a campaign called tough choices and it highlights the budget problems that he says were left to him by ehrlich, listing what o'malley has done in the last four years to fix that. >> how are both sid
are in the very mug where low to mid-70s. the thunderstorms are rolling out on the eastern shore of maryland and away from us. we'll see a little break of sunshine or two here in the late morning or afternoon hours before more thunderstorms come rolling in. wednesday and thursday, looks like thursday will be the better day down at the beaches. our four-day forecast very nice indeed. we get nice and hot and steamy the way jerry edwards likes it for thursday and friday. >> we have to deal with power outages and trees down in the roadway. this is east/west highway at grubb road. west of this point it is blocked at jones mill road because of trees down. also, connecticut avenue at east/west highway, the traffic lights are out. in arlington, north military road, be careful there. high water had been in the roadway resulting in an accident. be cautious heading out this morning. >>> 4:42 is our time. critical vote today. the fda is taking up whether a popular drug should be pulled off the market. >>> a local teen among knows injured in the terror attack in uganda. >>> police reaching across cultura
side lane in derwood, maryland. police are still investigating this accident. no word on the condition of the two injured passengers. >>> road maintenance in northern virginia has reached a quote crisis point. those are the words of fairfax county officials pushing for more funding from the state. county board chair sent a letter to virginia senator yesterday. the majority leader the. also a democrat from fairfax county. she said the roads have fallen into disrepair, potholes is unfixed, grass is unmowed. she said fairfax county will receive less than two grand over the next six years for secondary road construction. >>> metro crews still trying to fix those broken escalators at the dupont circle stop. only two are still out of service. on wednesday four were out. riders have been huffing up and down those 120 steps. metro said repair work is a slow process because some of the parts are no longer available and have to be custom made. >>> if you're riding metro this weekend you want to add some time to your trip, there will be work on the red, yellow and blue lines. on the red line dela
weather today but nonetheless a couple of rumbles can't be ruled out in southern maryland. traveling over the bay bridge and out towards ocean city or rehoboth, rain free at the beaches for now. this band of rain showers will be in out and of the beach fairly quickly during the course of the day. i think even by late this evening it will be dry weather again at the coastline. temperatures in the 70s and 80s. low pressure offshore. that's the reason we've enhanced our rainfall around here this morning so off to a showery start on our saturday. but sunshine is lurking just a few hours away from us. west of the blue ridge you'll have decent amount of sunshine by late afternoon, longer to get the sun out in the washington area. for today cloudy and very muggy outside. scattered showers, one or two rumbles of thunder that's about it. the bay forecast for today, today is not the best day to be out doing any boating or sailing but tomorrow will be a beauty. down at the beaches, ocean city to rehoboth, wonderful weather for tomorrow after a rather shower filled saturday, and i can verify to you t
they there may still be more victims. news 4's tracee wilkins has more from langley park, maryland. >> reporter: prince george's county coupolice are describing these suspects as predators, saying they're preying on folks and betraying their most sacred trust, as police. >> anytime it's a cowardly act. >> reporter: police say that's exactly what these two men did in langley park 3:30 sunday morning. >> badges, of course police written across their clothing. they were dressed in police duty gear. and just led the victims to believe that they were police officers. >> reporter: prince george's county police say 24-year-old bl daniel baylock and 20-year-old kennedy ventura attacked and robbed two people in on 15th avenue in lngley park after distracting them by pretending to be cops. police say the men, who are believed to work as security guards, were in a black suv with flashing green strobe lights. most of the people who live in this section of langley park are nonenglish-speaking immigrants, who have just come to america and are learning the way that our police department works. making them per
university of maryland students are digging up a lot of history this summer. the details are ahead. could visiting a hospital in july be bad for your health? we will explain. if you are in the market for a new vehicle, how buying new may save you cash. >> why the labels on beer bottle of sunscreen argue for a makeover. that is into night -- on your model of sunscreen art dealer for a makeover. >> the seven-day forecast is straight ahead. 87 degrees right now at the airport, and still 89 downtown. like east wins. like east wins. >> this didn't stop their hands dirty today the of pieces of history. -- students got their hands dirty today. they have spent the past few weeks the up artifacts at the home of a man freed from slavery to work for the superintendent of the u.s. naval academy. >> our job is to show that it has been an integrated community of people living together for a very long time. >> didn't stay on an old and tonic bottle, parts of dishware and bones from animals. the project will continue for the next two summers. if you missed out on the "cash- for-clunkers" program but you
up the skies over in india. in maryland police had to shut down roads at the trees were brought down. power outages left traffic lights and the dark. and more rain is on the way for later today. adam cascade has a look at our first forecast. is it going to be nsc afternoon? >> probably not afternoon but more so evening, and again, while we are sleeping. it looks like the best chance when we have most of the upper level energy moving overhead which helps trigger the showers and storms. you can see gray skies over the metro area. but we have sunshine in and around the shenandoah valley, which will contribute to the thunderstorm potential out west. gray skies right now. super doppler radar, heavy showers over the eastern shore. they are moving out of the region. locally looking at chances later this afternoon and especially tonight, with highs in the mid to upper 80's this afternoon. we will talk more about the warming temperatures later this week. >> so monday, today. adam, thank you. crews are repairing another water main break in potomac. a 24-inch water main broke along southland ro
.o.v. violators during the morning and evening rush hours on interstates across maryland and virginia. in the first h.o.v. awareness day back in may officers pulled over nearly 1,000 violators and arrest -- two fugitives. >>> another big story this morning, frightening moments on board a flight from dulles out west. dozens of passengers were injured when the flight to los angeles hit unexpected turbulence. and gurvir has the latest on what happened. >> reporter: the flight was over kansas city when it was hit by extreme turbulence, tossing passengers and crew members around. passengers say the plane took a great dip and described it as an up and down motion. 30 people were injured, most had bruises, whiplash, strains and sprains but some people did have to be hospitalized. others were treated at the scene. here is what one passenger said happened. >> all of a sudden the plane dropped probably 20-30 feet. i saw at least two people hit the ceiling. the girl in front of me two rows, i saw her hit the ceiling and slam back down. luckily i had my seat belt on. >> reporter: after everybody
for customers with disabilities at 800-974-6006 tty/v. it's time for fios. >>> maryland's health officials say two more deaths have been attributed to the hot weather. that brings the number to ten. the most recent deaths include one in baltimore another in prince george's county. both were over the age of 65 and had underlying conditions. the victims were found inside their homes which did not have air conditioning. the temperature inside measured above 90 degrees. it's 6:19 right now. now a break. >> that's right. we need it desperately around here not to be above 90 degrees. we've been 90 or higher the entire last week. our first back-to-back 100 degrees in 11 years over the course of the week. finally a little change coming our way. welcomed news. cloudy skies and some rain showers out there to get your saturday started but it's been so hot and so dry for so long that i think everyone is willing to take some cloudy cool rain showers even on a weekend. outside on your saturday take a check of it. from the roof of the hotel down near national airport where our city camera lives. cloudy and w
the region. that 3.6 was center in the germantown, maryland. it was the strongest to hit within 30 mile of d.c. since officials started keeping records. bp says the capped off well appears to be holding steady. tests show the oil is staying inside the pipe and not escaping somewhere elgs under the sea floor. >>> and prince george's county need your help finding this man. surveillance video shows him pointing a gun at the clerk and demanding cash and cigarettes. the hold-up happened on wednesday. so far no arrests. >> and it's friday. it's a hot one. how is that week looking? >> another heat wave in the making, believe it or not. >> could you lie to us, veronica? >> i would love to. let's look outside. we do have hot spots. hazy skies across the area. hazy skies and we've got a little mike issue here. 97 degrees for a temperature, heat index. it feel like 101. the dew point temperature is at 65 degrees. a light wind out of the southeast at 14 miles an hour. today, pretty hot when you factor in the high moisture content. by 9:00, we dropped to 86. then 82 degrees by 11:00 a.m. a very warm spot
continuing into virginia. if you're continuing toward maryland, here's the path. connecticut avenue away us from toward silver spring. the good news is the pace turns around through college park but the outer loop will be congested. every which way you look, thing are nastiy. 95 headed southbound. not too bad out of springfield. heavier still down toward newington. no signs of major traffic activity. back to you. >> thanks. and an islamist militant group is claiming responsibility for two terrible bombings in uganda. the explosions ripped through two bars packed with association fans. they were watching the final moment of the world cup on tv. 74 people were killed including an american graduated from the you've of delaware. one of the survivors is a 16-year-old girl from ellicott city. uganda may have been chosen as a target because the company sent peace keepers to somalia to help fight an uprising by groups associated with al qaeda. today marks exactly sick months since the devastating earthquake struck haiti back in january. reconstruction efforts are moving very slowly. some estimates
, leesburg. 77 buoy, maryland. 80 degrees, annapolis. a look at the radar. not an awful lot going on just yet. a couple of rumbles of thunder on the eastern shore of maryland. those storms are moving away. there are more showers and storms starting to develop across eastern tennessee, eastern kentucky, far western virginia. we have many more dry hours left in front of us. one or two breaks of sunshine can still not be completely ruled out. that will allow temperatures to climb up in the mid-80s. afternoon showers and thunderstorms will become more and more likely. the extra cloud cover may delay the start of the rain and the thunderstorms. anything that does bubble up later today has the chance to reach severe limits. veronica will be here to keep you posted. >>> let's check out how the mid-day traffic is moving. jerry edwards joins us with the latest. >> good morning, everyone. a lot of detours and folks trying to find their way around with a lot ofñr roads that are closed. we a stretch of new york avenue blocked for a short time just a little while ago. it was a medical emergency just afte
anyone was harmed. >>> a recent study ranks maryland among the worst when it comes to bicycle safety. mike schuh shows the benefits of cycling can outweigh the risks. >> reporter: recently, we've seen two local cyclists die in high profile accidents. one downtown and one in the county. now comes this study. it asks, do the health benefits of cycling outweigh the safety risks? the overwhelming answer is yes. on average, the risks took away five to fine days of the lives. the beneficial effects added on average 3 to 14 months to their life span. >> the the ma'am survival for people who exercise regularly is enhanced. >> reporter: reduced stress, increased muscle and lower broad pressure are seen as benefits. >> i think it's a win-win for everyone. >> reporter: i find this interesting because i oftentimes ride into work and put in a long ride on the weekends so i probably do about 100 miles a week. that is say lot of exposure to traffic. there are ways for the cyclist to be safer on the road. the most obvious is being seen. whenever i ride, i'm always wearing neon green or neon orange.
goes far and wide. we, in the state of maryland, rely heavily on our friends in the gulf for oysters, for the well-known and yummy gulf shrimp, and not regrettably, but they are a good supplement to our wonderful chesapeake bay blue crabs. we need to know that seafood is safe, and the american public needs to know that the seafood is safe for the simple reason that we want them to continue to feel comfortable buying gulf products so that the economic consequences is not multiplied where first of all they have closed the fishing areas, and that i have closed the beaches, but they have closed the fishing areas and then people say, well, i'm not going the buy it, because i worry about it. one, we need to insure the safety and then we need good publ information about that. i want to come back to that, but i want to go right to this idea of the unified command and who does what. i have been concerned about the ified command, because it soundsto me, like when i heard it, it sounded so cool and command and control and decisive and quit-witted and swift of boat and foot. but when i got, ther
annapolis, 73 in fairfax, 72 in arlington this morning. 73 in rockville and 70 in frederick maryland. here's a look at the satellite radar combination. that area of low pressure now spinning its way off the jersey shore and moving up toward cape cod, massachusetts as it moves away from us. we get a north to northwesterly breeze back in here, that will turn things toasty warm again. mostly sunny today, we do have shall patchy fog around the area first thing this morning. highs back up into the low to mid-90s and another super nice but ever so hot day coming up for tomorrow so the rest of the workweek today and tomorrow, hot, and tomorrow humid, as well. as we get into the weekend, chance of passing showers and thunderstorm, but it's not going to be a washout of a weekend, so your outdoor plans for the most part will go off uninterrupted. >>> good morning, everyone. a lot of overnight road work. on the capital beltway in virginia, in particular. 66 blocked, but most of that has been wrapped up, so good news there. trip around town, montgomery county, most of the major roadways looking pretty
of landover received the million dollar check from the maryland lottery. wait tost couldn't share the news. she is maryland's newest millionaire. >> oh, my gosh. >> this mother of three it sent in her ultimate paid a scratch off ticket about a month ago. out of 44,000 entries, hers was randomly picked. >> i just happen to say, ok, $1 million, i will buy a couple of scratch offspring >> never did she imagined that the maryland lottery would surprise her what the million dollar check. >> $1 million is a big victory these days. >> after taxes, it is $600,000, money she says will help her children. her daughter is in college, her son is headed there, and her youngest son is disabled. >> i will get my son through college and take care of james, make sure that he received care that he needs. >> she says she would like to use some of the money to work towards getting her nursing degree so she can continue the cycle of giving. isn't that nice? >> i love that story on every level. about well deserving. -- >> well deserving. >>> coming up, 7 on your side with a warning about identity theft. >> next,
injuries. >> marylanders woke up to an early-morning earthquake. it was a 3.6 magnitude earthquake that happened at 5:04 a.m. in germantown area. there are reports of it being felt from york county pennsylvania to virginia. it is the largest earthquake to hit maryland. Ñoçpççç >> good morning. a quick look at h.d. doppler radar. storms in maryland last evening have moved off shore. a couple storm complexes in kentucky. if they make the trip across the mountains and survive, probably that would pass south of us today. it would be on the edge of a boundary between warmer air and drier air to the south. 76 degrees. 87% the humidity. the barometer is down a little bit but showing a rising tendency, and the winds are calm. our forecast partly cloudy. maybe an isolated storm today. a better chance south of us, but even that would be isolated. southwest winds at 7 to 12. 93 to 98 for the high. if you are going to be down in the ocean today, a chance in baltimore for a scattered thunderstorm or two. partly cloudy forecast for saturday and sunday. 88 for the high on sunday. >> thank
history of heart disease. he suffered five heart attacks. the first when he was 37. >>> a maryland man will be charged with drunk driving, after police say he hit several parked cars and then crashed into a store. customers describe a terrifying scene, as they saw the car heading straight for them inside a crowded store. thankfully, though, no one was seriously hurt. >>> and it was open season on beachgoers in san diego. at least 30 swimmers and surfers were injured by stingrays yesterday. most of the victims were stung in the leg and treated on the beach. but two were taken to an area hospital. experts say such a large number of stingray attacks is unusual but not unprecedented. >>> the second half of baseball's season gets under way tonight. and golf's third major tournament of the year, the british open, begins in scotland. as for highlights of other sports, we get those from espn news. >> good morning. i'm max bretos. a slow sports day. but the tour de france, stage ten. riders went through the southern alps. look at this, two french riders. take the first climb in unison. nay shak
for hours last month, now they are eligible for special benefits from the maryland transit administration. they receive five free vip passages for a marc train. on june 21st a train broke down leaving passengers stranded without air conditioning. two people were taken to the hospital and treated for heat exhaustion. >>> a catholic priest has been arrested in fairfax county accused of sexually abusing a child. he is from wheeling, west virginia. 44-year-old felix owino was taken into custody last wednesday. he has been suspended. he was on summer break from his teaching duties when the alleged incident happened. he has a court hearing september 2. >>> d.c. police are trying to figure out what happened to a double shooting at 7th and o streets northwest. two men were shot. both are expected to survive. police have not released any information. >>> d.c. police believe they may have solved five murders with the arrest of one man. ron brosbon jr. was arrested on friday. he was involved in at least five deadly shootings dating back to 1994. >>. >> the d.c. council is considering legislation to
of the earthquake. it is the display from the maryland geological survey seismograph, which actually detected two earthquakes 12 minutes and 5 miles apart. >> this is the beginning of the earthquake. you can see that it is fairly sharp on in the grass. -- the graph. would you call this an aftershock? it could be. >> this person says it is impossible to know if we are in for any more earthquakes, but he says damage is highly unlikely even if the ground shakes again. >> there is no driving mechanism to cause a serious earthquake and a lot of damage. >> it would take about a four 0.0 on the richter scale to cause damage. that would be a quake twice as violent as the one today. this one left the region and a lot of love mercedes in tact. -- full of mercedes intact. >> i live near annapolis. the rumble was enough to wake us up this morning. experts say they do not know if we will feel anything more, but we certainly did this morning. >> russ is, and now we know -- thank you, and now we know you are a light sleeper. there is a natural gas leak that may have been caused because of the quake. the pipe ha
and the food goes far and wide. we, in the state of maryland, rely heavily on our friends in the gulf for oysters, for the well-known and yummy gulf shrimp, and not regrettably, but they are a good supplement to our wonderful chesapeake bay blue crabs. we need to know that seafood is safe, and the american public needs to know that the seafood is safe for the simple reason that we want them to continue to feel comfortable buying gulf products so that the economic consequences is not multiplied where first of all they have closed the fishing areas, and that i have closed the beaches, but they have closed the fishing areas and then people say, well, i'm not going the buy it, because i worry about it. one, we need to insure the safety and then we need good public information about that. i want to come back to that, but i want to go right to this idea of the unified command and who does what. i have been concerned about the unified command, because it sounds, to me, like when i heard it, it sounded so cool and command and control and decisive and quit-witted and swift of boat and foot. bu
overnight. 10:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m. gaithersburg, maryland, an inch of rain. 86 is your current temperature. .41 inches of rain in springfield. there is the cold front that will be moving through. 70 degrees, the dew point temperature in cincinnati, 71 in st. louis. moisture laden air could get locally heavy rains with the system coming through overnight. high pressure will start building in still tomorrow there is a 40% chance we could have an afternoon shower or thunder shower. that comes again mainly after some showers early in the morning that will be winding down about 5:00, 6:00 a.m. 70, 75 degrees. 87 to 91. the 90s, i don't know if you like that, but they do return for the remainder of the work week. >> all right. just can't seem to strike a balance and stay with it. >> i'm glad i don't have to forecast a couple of hundred-degree days. >> all righty. >>> love on the rocks highlights this week's new releases out on dvd. >> jennifer aniston and gerard butler star in "the bounty hunter." he is hired to put his ex-wife behind bars. when the bad guys come after both of them they massachu
, the exit for new hampshire avenue. >> the race for governor of maryland is rematch of 2006. this time rules reverses. the current governor will joi ♪ >>> 7:30 now on a thursday morning. the 15th of july, 2010. nice view in the distance, the statue of liberty. lady liberty, the new york harbor, as taken from the top of the rock above our theater in rockefeller center. that was a nice, warm, muggy day here in manhattan. we'll go outside to say hi to those people in just a little while. the music, by the way, is our way of reminding you that grammy winner will be here for a live concert tomorrow morning in our 8:30 half hour. inside studio 1a i'm matt lauer along with meredith vieira. and coming up, they're shocking, their offensive, but are they the real thing? there are reports that mel gibson's camp now claims to have proof that those much talked about audio recordings we've been hearing so much of were edited or altered. we'll have an expert on audio listen to them. we did that. we're going to tell you what that expert thinks straight ahead. >>> also ahead, you search bottle bomb on the
early this morning in durwood, maryland. police are still investigating that accident. no word on the condition of the two injured passengers. >>> if you're riding metro this weekend add some time to your trip. there will be work on the red, yellow and blue lines. on the represented line delays between new york avenue and brentwood and shady groef and twinbrook. blue line, braddock road and van dorn stations and between braddock and huntington on the yellow line. metro suggests you add 30 minutes to your trip. weather is coming up next. this is unlike any car you've ever seen before. this is power with efficiency. this is an interior that exceeds even the promise of the exterior. this is the all-new jaguar xj. the stunning result of taking a very different road. >>>ing meteorologist kim martucci is in storm center 4 with a look at today's weather which is not fair. >> hardly. rather humid, aaron. good morning to you. we got the muggies outside. let's take a look at the required and satellite loop pap cluster of storms moving into west virginia. those have a shot of hitting sout
. >>> the former co-workers of a maryland man of shock after learning he is wanted for the rape of a metro access customer. the police are searching for this man, who is accused of the crime. cynne simpson has the latest on the search. >> many of these metro cabdrivers at the shady grove metro station know this man who the police are looking for. they describe him as a good guy and say the news that he has been accused of rape is quite shocked. the police say it the 31-year- old metro access driver raped a mentally disabled passenger july 8. he is accused of picking up the victim from an adult day care center in silver spring, sexually assaulting her, then dropping her off at her home in gaithersburg. >> we would like the media's help and public's help identifying this person. >> metro transit police say he worked for reasons a cab company, contacted to operate metro access buses, and had no criminal record. >> the first time we believe an arrest warrant has been taken out on him. >> cab driver say they have known him a while and there was no indication he would commit such a brutal crime. >> i d
is a teenager from maryland. >>> the new iphone takes another hit. consumer reports issues their opinion. your news, weather and traffic in a couple minutes. ,,,,,,,,,,, >>> hello. it is a damp day to start. marty is over at first warning weather. >> we've had shower activity and thundershowers overnight. thunderstorms present
on chevy chase maryland. it has the road closed in both directions between connecticut and joans hill road. this could be affecting traffic lights in the area as well. please use caution. drives doing just past making the way past 121. should billion clearing in the next 13 to 15 minutes. 95 and the bw parkway out of baltimore nice clear commute. finally, let's end with a slot of inbound new york avenue. no problems to report out through northeast. that's the traffic. back the you. >>> we may never really know what happened aboard a duck boat in philadelphia. a crew member being questioned in the deadly accident is pleading the fifth. he is now refusing to talk to federal investigators. the duck boats crew radio a distressed call which received no response. other people on network vessels say they heard the calls. the collision forced 37 people into the river killing two of them. >>> a new report shows former governor bob erlic pushing out the other. this is still within the margin of error but shows it's a very tight race. merchandise already leads the nation with the percentage of studen
of more of the standing water. outer loop in maryland, smooth ride from 95-270. this just in, police activity to keep an eye out for on randolph road. the road is closed. notice they are trying to direct traffic out of the way. this is near the intersection where randolph meets the drive. >> the debate over trolley cars in the district has cleared a major hurdle. yesterday, the dc council approved a measure allowing overhead trolley wires to be put up in certain sections of the northeast. the temporary measure prohibits overhead wires to be put ill over up over the national mall. >>> county board of supervisors has rezoned 335-acres for the village center. the new project, located near the intersection of 7 and 28 will include hundreds of residential units, office and retail space. two hotels, a performing arts center and a fire station. some residents are concerned about the project as impact on traffic. >>> taking a look at this morning's "living well" headlines, the white house has unveiled their new hiv/aids strategy. the plan is toe -- to -- >>> later today, fda advisory commit
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